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Gel Couture

Essie

Gel Couture

(648) REVIEWS

0.46 oz Item 2305872

Color:Sheer Fantasy 10 (sheer graceful pink)

Essie Gel Couture provides up to 14 days of color and shine in unique, couture - inspired shades. No lamp required. Easy removal.

Step 1: Luxurious Couture Color:

  • Pure color pigment technology
  • Rich, streak - free color
  • No basecoat required
  • Patented swirl stem brush (exclusively in Gel Couture Step 1)

Step 2: Flawless Gel - Like Top Coat:

  • Protects color and magnifies shine
  • Ultra - glossy finish
  • Shatter - proof, hard shell technology extends wear and prevents chipping
  • Quick - drying

Four families linked to key moments in couture:

  • The Atelier: embodied by the neutrals (whims & pins)
  • The Backstage: embodied by the pastels (preview peek)
  • The Runway: embodied by the brights (runway reveal)
  • The After Party: embodied by the deeps (after the after party)

Benefits:

  • Professional, salon manicure look
  • Gel - like finish
  • High - quality
  • Provides a protective coating to nails
  • Top coat consistency
  • Less color transfer
  • Faster dry - time
  • Less scuffing

Step 1: Choose from any of the Essie Gel Couture shades with pure color pigments that lay down rich, streak-free color for a perfectly tailored fit. Repeat with second coat.

Step 2: Finish with Essie cutting edge, high gloss top coat. This quick drying top coat helps protect color and magnifies shine for an ultra-glossy look without the lamp.
Opaque shades: Ethyl Acetate, Butyl Acetate, Propyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Tosylamide / Epoxy Resin, Isopropyl Alcohol, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Ethyl Tosylamide, Acrylates Copolymer, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Tributyl Citrate, Octocrylene, Adipic Acid / Neopentyl Glycol / Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Hydrogenated Acetophenone / Oxymethylene Copolymer, Dimethicone, Benzophenone-1, Oxidized Polyethylene, Citric Acid, Silica, Colophonium / Rosin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Alumina, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Hydroxide, Polyurethane-11, CI 77002 / Aluminum Hydroxide, Acetone. May Contain: CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, Mica, CI 77491, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77120 / Barium Sulfate, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, CI 15880 / Red 34 Lake, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 77510 / Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 15850 / Red 6 Lake, CI 77266 / Black 2, CI 77163 / Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 77510 / Ferric Ferrocyanide, CI 77400 / Bronze Powder, CI 77400 / Copper Powder, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 77000 / Aluminum Powder, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 19140 / Yellow 5, CI 60725 / Violet 2.

Sheer shades (Haute To Trot, Fairy Tailor, Sheer Fantasy): Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Phthalic Anhydride / Glycerin / Glycidyl Decanoate Copolymer, Isopropyl Alcohol, Ethyl Tosylamide, Tosylamide / Epoxy Resin, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Octocrylene, Tributyl Citrate, Acrylates Copolymer, Silica, Propyl Acetate, Dimethicone, Adipic Acid / Neopentyl Glycol / Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Hydrogenated Acetophenone / Oxymethylene Copolymer, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Citric Acid, Alumina, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Oxidized Polyethylene, Benzophenone-1, Colophonium / Rosin, Polyurethane-11, Tin Oxide, Acetone, CI 77002 / Aluminum Hydroxide, Aluminum Hydroxide. May Contain: CI 77007 / Ultramarines, CI 77891 / Titanium Dioxide, CI 15850 / Red 7 Lake, CI 15850 / Red 6 Lake, CI 15880 / Red 34 Lake, Mica, CI 77400 / Bronze Powder, CI 77400 / Copper Powder, CI 77491, CI 77499 / Iron Oxides, CI 77120 / Barium Sulfate, CI 19140 / Yellow 5 Lake, CI 77288 / Chromium Oxide Greens, CI 42090 / Blue 1 Lake, CI 77000 / Aluminum Powder, CI 77163 / Bismuth Oxychloride, CI 75470 / Carmine, CI 77510 / Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, CI 77266 / Black 2, CI 19140 / Yellow 5, CI 60725 / Violet 2.

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EssieGel Couture
 
4.3

(based on 648 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (402)
  • Goes on smoothly (388)
  • Long lasting (352)
  • Dries quickly (347)
  • Gentle (134)

Cons

  • Chips easily (84)
  • Does not work (39)
  • Strong odor (25)
  • Messy (9)
  • Hard to remove (6)

Best Uses

  • Weekly (281)
  • Daily use (147)
  • Special occasions (109)
  • Biweekly (3)
  • Everyday (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Classic style (337), Manicure/pedicure addict (149), Trendy style (86), Dramatic (20)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (97)

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5.0

The only "at home" polish worth using.

By Marisa C.

from Pittsburgh, PA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Goes On Smoothly
  • Long Lasting

Cons

  • Hard To Remove

Best Uses

  • Weekly

Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

Same finish as regular Essie but with staying power. A normal polish will only last me 2-3 days tops before it's wrecked. Going on day 6 with this and still looking nice. Perfect orange-based poppy red color.

 
5.0

Love the Pre Show Jitters!

By That gal

from Oregon

About Me Classic

Pros

  • Dries Quickly
  • Goes On Smoothly

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

      I've been on the hunt for a good off-white nail color. At first I was a little worried how the first coat looked on my nails, but I did three coats and it was perfect! Has a smooth finish and dries fairly quick. As far as the longevity goes, I shall see. I work with water allll the time so I'm hoping this gel polish lasts!

       
      5.0

      Great Gel Polish

      By blackbeltshopper

      from Houston, TX

      About Me Classic, Manicure/Pedicure Addict

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Dries Quickly
      • Long Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

          I thought the regular Essie polishes were great until the Essie gel polishes hit the market. NOW I am only using the gel polishes with two coats of top coat. I can make it two weeks doing this. I love the gel colors!

           
          5.0

          Awesome

          By Judy

          from Orlando

          About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Dries Quickly
          • Easy To Use
          • Goes On Smoothly
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Weekly

            Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

            Paint nails

             
            5.0

            This is my go to nail polish. It lasts the longest of any.

            By Lrosen

            from Portland, OR

            About Me Classic

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dries Quickly
            • Easy To Use
            • Gentle
            • Goes On Smoothly
            • Long Lasting

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Daily Use
              • Special Occasions
              • Weekly

              Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

              This is my go to polish. It lasts longer than any of the other non bake gel polishes I have tried.

               
              5.0

              Best nail polish

              By Busy photographer

              from Michigan

              About Me Manicure/Pedicure Addict

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Long Lasting

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

                  This will last two weeks. I do use a base coat (just revlon quick dry) because I don't want it to stain my nails. But I do wish there were more colors to choose from. Sometimes I will get regular Essie because I love the colors and regret it after a day or two when I have to touch it up or redo my nails.With this Essie Gel I normally have to redo my nails not because of chips, but because it has grown out away from the skin. Some of the colors are better coverage than others. Some will easily cover in two coats but there has been a few that I have to do three. If I am in a hurry for it to dry I use the Seche Vite top coat. It doesn't seem to affect the wear either way.

                   
                  3.0

                  Nice nail polish, wish there was more of a color selection

                  By bbbbbbb

                  from St. Paul MN

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Goes On Smoothly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

                      The color looked off white/cream in the bottle, but when you apply it looks like white-out. I returned it because I was going for a natural cream color

                       
                      5.0

                      Sheer color goes with any color.

                      By Nome

                      from Salt Lake City, UT

                      About Me Classic

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Dries Quickly
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Goes On Smoothly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Weekly

                        Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

                        Use product for easy applications and long wear. Doesn't show the chips until my next weekly manicure. Keeps my nails stronger.

                         
                        5.0

                        This is a go-to for easy nail color

                        By Nome

                        from Salt Lake City, UT

                        About Me Classic

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Dries Quickly
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Goes On Smoothly
                        • Long Lasting

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Weekly

                          Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

                          Use product for easy applications and long wear. Doesn't show the chips until my next weekly manicure. Keep my nails stronger.

                           
                          5.0

                          Not bad!

                          By Coral

                          from Oregon

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Dries Quickly
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Goes On Smoothly
                          • Long Lasting

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Essie Gel Couture:

                              Easy to apply and goes on evenly and smooth. Drys very fast which is what I was looking for. Did have couple chips but I think its from working hard with my hands.

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